Feb
23
to Feb 24

TIM SCANLAN

Free admission.

Tim Scanlan from Melbourne/Japan will play at the Tathra Hotel for 2 days.

Fri 23rd 7:30pm - 9:30pm (Night show)
Sat 24th 4:30pm - 7:30pm 

Mixing old world melodies with modern beats and sounds, this world traveling one man band brings harmonica, guitar and foot percussion into a new dimension. Music explores Celtic, Reggae, Balkan, Quebecois and other styles, all surrounded by improvised shenanigans sure to make any dancer happy.

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Feb
25
4:30 PM16:30

Michael Menager Trio

Free admission.

California-born singer/songwriter Michael Menager has an ear for the common threads in our human experience: pitfalls and disappointments, insights and epiphanies. After singing and playing his way through coffee houses and bars around the world, Michael is now based in Candelo in the Bega Valley, where his debut album, Clean Exit, was recorded in 2014. With a folk ethos and a blues gospel feel, Michael delivers Clean Exit with the authority of an early John Prine, his guitar style reminiscent of the late Reverend Gary Davis. Michael’s upcoming second album, Not the Express, has been produced by Candelo’s Heath Cullen and recorded in LA with an all-star cast.

Michael will play with Sam Martin & Dan Efraemson!

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Mar
4
4:30 PM16:30

THE DOWN SOUTH SYNCOPATORS

 

Live Music with ' The Down South Suncopators' at the Tathra Hotel on
Sun 4th Mar. 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Free admission.

The Down South Syncopators is an amalgamation of some of the best Traditional Jazz players on the South Coast bringing together a toe tapping and driving sound. The music is from the early years of jazz when the streets of New Orleans where jumping with the sounds of hot jazz . This was a new sound in the early 1900’s which was greatly influenced by names such as Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory to name a few . You are guaranteed a great afternoons entertainment with this band as they keep the Jazz Tradition alive and well for 2018.
The Tathra Hotel line up is                                                                                                                           
Bev Banjo Long on Banjo & Guitar
Bob Porter on Clarinet and  Saxophone                    
Andy Bone Ford  on Trombone and Trumpet
Stewie String Bass Long on Tea Chest Bass
John Cursley on Drums
 

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

Fred Smith

Live Music with ' Fred Smith' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat & Sun 10th & 11th March 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Free admission. 

Fred Smith has been a favourite on the Australian festival circuit for years, much loved for his gentle wit, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men's Chorale. Now the rest of Australia is catching up with Fred Smith. He was the subject of a recent Australian Story feature about his work in Afghanistan and on peace keeping operations in the war-torn islands of the South Pacific. The title track from his acclaimed album, Dust of Uruzgan, has been covered by country music star Lee Kernaghan.

Fred recently wrote a book, The Dust of Uruzgan, published by Allen and Unwin and available in all good bookstores. Now he has popped out a new double album called Great, available through this site and MGM distribution from October 2017.

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Mar
17
to Mar 18

The Novellas

Live Music with ' The Novellas' at the Tathra Hotel on Sat 17th and Sun 18th Mar. 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Free admission.

The Novellas are a 5-piece band from the Bega Valley on the Far South Coast of NSW. Their songs are inspired by contemporary works of fiction from Australia and beyond. Sparse & atmospheric, the Novellas paint in song the evocations of the printed word and celebrate the emotional power of storytelling.


The Novellas concept was born when singer/songwriter Myoung Jae Yi used his book reading hangovers as raw material for his songwriting contributions to the Candelo Songwriters Club. The result is a rich tapestry of jazz-infused, folk-rock pop songs that capture the bittersweet literature that inspires them. The live show is peppered with armchair readings from these books.


The lineup is Myoung Jae Yi on guitar and vocals, bassist Josh Becker, Anna Martin on drums, Cellestine Janiola on vocals and Andrew Gray on vocals and piano.

www.thenovellasofficial.com
 

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Susan O'Neill (Ireland) at Tathra Hotel

Live Music with ' Susan O'Neill' (Ireland) at the Tathra Hotel on Thursday 22nd March 7:30pm - 9:30pm Night Show. Free admission. 

Susan O Neill, aka SON - Original singer songwriter from Ireland. Also sings with Propeller Palms and King Kong Company. 

Her solo performances are literally mind-blowing. The amazing range of her gritty vocal combined with her superb guitar technique, her loop pedals and trumpet, make for a truly unforgettable musical experience.

‘Not only is she a powerhouse vocalist, a talented musician, she also knows how to get it down onto a track when it comes to the studio. ‘(Hot Press)

Genre  Folkey/ Pop and Rock

Website https://son.ie/

 Sound cloud https://soundcloud.com/susan-o-neill
 

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Mar
25
4:30 PM16:30

Pete Wild & Kate Burke

Live Music with ' Pete Wild & Kate Burke' at the Tathra Hotel on Sun 25th Mar. 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Free admission.

One of the finest gifted musician couple from Candelo, Pete Wild and Kate Burke are returning to the Tathra Hotel!

Pete Wild presents fresh contemporary small-town Australian indi-folk-pop incorporating bluegrass, rock, polka, broadway and epic-dirty-melancholic-folk ballads. His original songs are honest, personal, humorous, cheeky and touching, with universal themes.

Kate Burke has been singing and performing as a multi-instrumentalist for many years, and has won much acclaim as a member of Irish / Australian traditional band Trouble in the Kitchen. Kate is in demand as a session guitarist and album producer, and has performed music for film and TV.

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

Rufino & The Coconuts

Free admission.

Rufino, violinist and specialist crooner, renowned for his work with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, brings his sensational solo show Rufino and the Coconuts to Tathra Hotel Sat 17 and Sun 18 Feb, with a full 8 piece band to shake your very bones. 

Rufino the Catalan Casanova has set sail on an incredible solo voyage. Troubled winds, a mutinous crew and a wrecked boat have thrown him on a new and treacherous course into the dark heart of the Caribbean! There - by chance or destiny? - he has found a new band of castaways, troubled geniuses and misfits in the fertile rhythm-rich jungles of the Tropics - forming Rufino and The Coconuts!

The Coconuts provide a brooding backbeat to Rufino’s Euro-melodic stylings and the result is part Afro-Latin Tumbele, part Jamaican Rocksteady, part island holiday sleaze-pop – all wrapped up in a wild Voodoo ritual!

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

Matt Glass & The Loose Cannons

Free admission.

Matt Glass and the Loose Cannons return to the wonderful Tathra Hotel for two intimate afternoon shows 10th & 11th February. The Cannons bring an amazing energy to their live show, with stomping indie folk, bluegrass, and soaring harmonies. See you there!

Genre; 
Alt Country
Upbeat Folk
Roots

Band Members;
Matt
Aaron
Leif

 

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Feb
3
to Feb 4

Jackson State

Free admission

Jackson State play an eclectic farm-fresh blend of soul infused R&B and funky roots music with just a hint of folky Hickster.  Local organically grown songs that free range the topic field, a world perspective as seen from the hills of the beautiful far south coast. The musings of Steve Jackson on guitar supported by an all star cast of Damon Davies on double bass, Sam Martin on keyboard and Anna Martin on drums. Another musical gem from the deep south, not to be missed. 

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Jan
28
4:30 PM16:30

Michael Menager Trio

Free admission.

California-born singer/songwriter Michael Menager has an ear for the common threads in our human experience: pitfalls and disappointments, insights and epiphanies. After singing and playing his way through coffee houses and bars around the world, Michael is now based in Candelo in the Bega Valley, where his debut album, Clean Exit, was recorded in 2014. With a folk ethos and a blues gospel feel, Michael delivers Clean Exit with the authority of an early John Prine, his guitar style reminiscent of the late Reverend Gary Davis. Michael’s upcoming second album, Not the Express, has been produced by Candelo’s Heath Cullen and recorded in LA with an all-star cast.

Michael will play with Sam Martin & Dan Efraemson!

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Jan
21
to Jan 27

Gemma

Free admission.

Gemma Glendenning from Central Coast is a singer songwriter, and accomplished vocalist who has performed consistently in Sydney and overseas up to six nights a week for over 15 years. She is a versatile singer and guitarist with an extensive repertoire.  Gemma's vocals are reminiscent of so many female singer songwriters influenced by the folk country movement with hints of Suzanne Vega, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt and Australia's own Lisa Miller.

On January 26 James Crabb, world famous accordionist and director of the Four Winds Festival is making a guest appearance.

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Jan
19
to Jan 20

John John Festival (Japan) supported by Josh Wellington

Free admission.

Three piece Japanese Irish & pop music band - fiddle/vocals, guitar/vocals, and bodhran- John John Festival is fast becoming the most popular Irish band in Japan. With rhythm, melody and emotion in a genuine groove their mutual ease and happiness makes the audience happy too. “Make us and them happy” is their musical mind set. Their story began Jan 2010 and in the short time since they have released 2 albums, joined 3 other musicians' albums, many festivals, 15 times Japan tours and performed 200 gigs for each year.

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Jan
15
to Jan 18

Breaking Trad (Ireland) supported by Mike Martin and Gleny Rae

Free admission.

Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (Accordion), from Abbeyfeale, West Limerick, a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (Fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler Of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also Multi-Instrumentalist Mike Galvin who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from Rock and Roll to Irish Traditional. Between them, they have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres including Four Men and a Dog, Cara Dillon, De Dannan, Dance star Michael Flatley, Bluegrass guitarist/singer Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Country legend Randy Travis and many more.Their music has been described as 'Dazzling', 'unorthodox and unique', and 'high octane'. This powerhouse band, “Breaking Trad”, are reviving trad with a fresh and modern twist.

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Jan
11
to Jan 14

Mikelangelo with The Spectres of Love

Free admission.

Mikelangelo is no stranger to south coast audiences with his beloved Black Sea Gentlemen. Indulging a completely different side of his musical output, Spectres of Love delve into 60’s pop, doo-wop, surf, swamp, gospel, and garage rock; shaping these influences into irresistible original songs and an amazing live show. The band features AJ True on Drums, Dirk Kruitof on guitar, Michaela on Bass, and Mikelangelo on vocals and guitar.

Spectres of Love first came together 10 years ago as the backing band for a rock’n’roll theatre show called The Honeymoon Suite. The group reformed in 2016 for a Halloween show in Sydney and had so much fun they went to record the Mancave EP and tour the east coast last summer, including shows at Sydney Festival and St Kilda Festival in Melbourne. Now they kick off the 2018 summer of love with a four night run at the Tathra Hotel.

https://soundcloud.com/spectresoflove/mancave

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Jan
4
to Jan 10

Rob'n'Sam and the Drift

Free admission.

Take a couple from the country, a cast full of talent and you get the Drift. It's been 12 years since Robyn and Sam connected on the festival circuit and they will be sharing songs written and collected on their journey to now. Expect to hear good times soul infused original tunes and old time swing vibes for a week starting Thursday Jan 4. (daily from 4:30pm). The band will feature Robyn and Sam on upright bass and guitar respectively. Accordion, saxophone and piano playing by Guy Freer of the Black Sea Gentlemen, session fiddle and producer maestro Lindsay Martin and David Ross MacDonald from that Pete Wild song. Get along and enjoy this outfits' debut.

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Jan
3
4:30 PM16:30

The Martins - supported by Surg

Free admission.

Mike and Lindsay Martin have been playing music together for many years. Their first foray was at the early Tamworth festivals playing with a variety of Bands and Bards. This new project is a fusion of the blarney of Mike Martin, a songwriter and musician in the Australian Folk Tradition, and the elegance of Lindsay Martin, virtuoso fiddle player and accompanist held in high esteem by his peers. The songs reflect a traveling minstrels take on society, influences and experiences, add to this the expressive and emotive strings of Lindsay and the tonal qualities of Mike's voice and resonator guitar and the fusion is complete. A must see on a festival program or concert performance.

Their knowledge gained from years of performance, either as individuals, band members or hired hands, has groomed this pair to thoroughly enjoy the reality of what's to come ---- The next gig!!

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SURG

SURG

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Dec
28
to Jan 2

PIRRA

4.30 - 7.30pm every day, except December 31st (NEW YEAR'S EVE) 9pm - 1am

Free admission.

Jess Becks vocals soar over the dark tangle of psychedelic guitar, funk bass and fluid drumming. At times the music seems to burst with energy, and then be contrasted by moments that simmer with a quiet intensity. The four-piece are quickly gaining a reputation for their unique brand of psych-pop and dynamic live show. The members of the band hail from regional Australia, although they met and formed Pirra in Sydney. They currently reside in the Eastern Suburbs, where they might be found in a backyard, having frank discussions while drinking red wine.

James - Guitar & Vox
Curtis - Bass
Jess - Vocal & keys
Jeffrey - Drums

https://soundcloud.com/pirramusic

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Dec
24
4:30 PM16:30

Wrack & Ruin

Free admission. 


Songs of fear and loathing, bitterness and bile, with the occasional chirpy piece of warped optimism or thwarted desire, thrown in for good measure. All this and more to the upbeat rhythms of a sophisticated, early sixties dance party featuring the groovy, latinesque stylings of Xavier Cugat and Harry Belafonte. Harmonies? Yes! Cowbell? Lord yes!!

 Driven by a rhythm section featuring erstwhile Praguen Bachelor Russell Cook on Drums, and Novella fella Myoung Jae Yi on bass. Finessed with blowtorch subtlety and whispering bombast by Andy Zarins on multifarious keyboardy thingummyjigs. Phil Moriarty bashes away on guitar whilst squeezing out suavely savage vocals. You'd be crazy to miss this.

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Dec
17
4:30 PM16:30

Don't Come Monday's

Free admission.

"Don't  Come Monday's" featuring 3 vocalists, Sam Stevenson, Colleen Spillane and Stacey Mills with special guests, Chris Komorowski (guitar), Steve Clark (bass) and Ken Vatcher (drums)  playing  r&b and soul tunes.

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Darren Hanlon w/ The Space Lady

Free admission.

Here is a special Thursday Evening Live Music with Darren Hanlon and the Space Lady at the Tathra Hotel.

Darren Hanlon is an Australian singer, songwriter. He is on his Christmas Tour starting from Mildura, Adelaide, Perth and then TATHRA, then goes on to Canberra, Sydney ... and Brisbane!

Hanlon is known for his engagement with his audiences, through his down-to-earth storytelling at live gigs.. Don't miss this chance to see his show! 

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Dec
10
4:30 PM16:30

Malumba

Free admission.

Malumba are based on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The group plays original instrumental music that weaves together the sounds of many cultures and styles. Drawing from influences as diverse as Celtic, Flamencan, African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, and Latin, Malumba's music is as varied as the Australian multiculture.

Since forming in 1998, Malumba have independently released 4 full length albums, Where Many Paths Meet, Interwoven, Patterns of Change, and The Flow.

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Nov
26
4:30 PM16:30

Pete Wild & The Only Ones

Tathra Hotel will be kicking off the live music side of things with the one and only Pete Wild, who played the last show before we closed. Pete and his band, The Only Ones are touring their freshly pressed album Calm, presenting fresh indi-folk pop, which reads as a survival manual for contemporary small-town country Australia; caravan renovations, insomnia-inducing anxiety, romantic beginnings on South Coast beaches, losing your lover to the Mars 1 colonisation project... you will love this collection of vibrant vignettes.

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